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Old 02-15-2013, 08:55 PM   #1
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Omfg this ****ing wifi is pissing me off

Ok so the wifi in my room is complete garbage. Any tips on how to make it better? My laptop gets like 2-3 bars at the most and it is CONSTANTLY going down. My ipod doesn't get better signal either.

The router is about 60-70 feet away from my room, as it's in my parents room because he can't put it in my room for reasons unknown. I swear, Taco Bell has better wifi than I do. It's shit. Any help?
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:00 PM   #2
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Run ethernet cords through your house, that's what I do. Or run another router from the first one a little closer to your room. Wireless repeaters are shit, don't even bother with them.
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:02 PM   #3
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^ Ethernet isn't a bad idea to try, it would probably help. I tried 2 routers though, and one just overpowered the other and made the other one stop working, one at a time.

If you use your Ipod and laptop at the same time, THAT'S why it's so slow. My internet is SUPER slow, about 25 kbps, when my friend used to live with me and had an Ipod using it, it averaged about 10 kbps with the computer or Xbox, we can't use more than one device at once to get anything done.

I've heard lining a bowl with aluminum foil and setting the Ipod in it helps, but I don't really know.
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:02 PM   #4
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I'm trying to stay away from having a wired connection. I bought a laptop for a reason, dammit.
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:06 PM   #5
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^ Ethernet isn't a bad idea to try, it would probably help. I tried 2 routers though, and one just overpowered the other and made the other one stop working, one at a time.

If you use your Ipod and laptop at the same time, THAT'S why it's so slow. My internet is SUPER slow, about 25 kbps, when my friend used to live with me and had an Ipod using it, it averaged about 10 kbps with the computer or Xbox, we can't use more than one device at once to get anything done.

I've heard lining a bowl with aluminum foil and setting the Ipod in it helps, but I don't really know.

I tried that with a usb wifi thing, not sure if it really helped at all but it didn't hurt anything. Until I was almost 18 we had 19-26 kbps lol, it sucks ass.
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^ Ethernet isn't a bad idea to try, it would probably help. I tried 2 routers though, and one just overpowered the other and made the other one stop working, one at a time.

If you use your Ipod and laptop at the same time, THAT'S why it's so slow. My internet is SUPER slow, about 25 kbps, when my friend used to live with me and had an Ipod using it, it averaged about 10 kbps with the computer or Xbox, we can't use more than one device at once to get anything done.

I've heard lining a bowl with aluminum foil and setting the Ipod in it helps, but I don't really know.

Turned the ipod wifi off, still just as shit as before. Also my house has 2 routers in the hopes that it would make the signal stronger and it didn't do jack.
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:06 PM   #7
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Mines goes down a lot too. Even weirder, last time we had an electrician come by, he said it always drops around 2 p.m.. [Insert crazy conspiracy theory here]
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:07 PM   #8
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Trying using freewifi in paris

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And it isn't even free, what a fucking misleading name
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Mines goes down a lot too. Even weirder, last time we had an electrician come by, he said it always drops around 2 p.m.. [Insert crazy conspiracy theory here]

You don't have time warner do you? I live in northeast Ohio and everyone I know that has time warner will get dropped for anywhere from a few seconds to a few hours. It's completely random; sometimes it's just once or twice a month, then it will happen for an entire day or two.
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:11 PM   #10
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I bought an antenna called alfa awus036h because my laptop's internal one stopped working. This one is actually very good, I can stream videos easily, download stuff at normal speeds with the occasional drop in signal but normally they are very brief. Also it has great range too.
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:12 PM   #11
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Also, idk if this is relevant or not, but I notice that watching youtube videos without fail is next to impossible. It'll load a few seconds at a time, has horrid buffer rates and sometimes the video will refuse to play. ****ing annoying
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You don't have time warner do you?

Actually, yes. Yes we do. =/
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:18 PM   #13
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Also, idk if this is relevant or not, but I notice that watching youtube videos without fail is next to impossible. It'll load a few seconds at a time, has horrid buffer rates and sometimes the video will refuse to play. ****ing annoying



How fast is your internet service? Our computer can get up to like 100 MBPS or something, but we pay enough to only get 26 kbps. Youtube on here takes about twice as long as the video is to fully load.
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:18 PM   #14
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Get a Wi-Fi repeater. I use one in my room with the router downstairs in my living room. I was getting about 400 KB/s from the router, but that jumped up to 1.6 MB/s with the repeater. It was like $20 as well, so a good investment overall.
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:25 PM   #15
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Get a Wi-Fi repeater. I use one in my room with the router downstairs in my living room. I was getting about 400 KB/s from the router, but that jumped up to 1.6 MB/s with the repeater. It was like $20 as well, so a good investment overall.



I would love even 400 kb/s on this PC.
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:28 PM   #16
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You can't complain about shit signal if you're so far away from the router

It's no wonder you're having trouble. Get a wireless range extender, bro.
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:54 PM   #18
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You're 60-70 feet away from your router? How ****ing big is your house?
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:56 PM   #19
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You're 60-70 feet away from your router? How ****ing big is your house?



I actually just noticed this, it must be pretty monster to have a router that far away.
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Get a Wi-Fi repeater. I use one in my room with the router downstairs in my living room. I was getting about 400 KB/s from the router, but that jumped up to 1.6 MB/s with the repeater. It was like $20 as well, so a good investment overall.

Is that slow or fast? Mine says 144Mbps and it's fine, but I don't even know how to check or if I'm even looking at the right thing.
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